Saturday, January 29, 2022

More Deaths In Nigeria As Bandits Kill 52 In Plateau, Niger

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Separate attacks on communities in Plateau and Niger states have led to the death of 52 people.

Some 18 people were confirmed killed after gunmen attacked the Ncha community in the Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, attacked two communities in Niger State and killed 34 persons.

The Niger State incident is being viewed as a reprisal attack following reports that few weeks ago, some special hunters and local vigilantes killed scores of gunmen who were terrorising the communities.

The gunmen launched Wednesday’s attack on Nakuna and Wurukuchi communities when the villagers were on their farms harvesting produce.

All the houses in Nakuna, with a population of about 200, were burnt down by the gunmen, who invaded the community in search of vigilantes.

According to a man, Yahaya Mota, who lost 10 members of his family to the attack, 20 other bodies were discovered in the bush